is known as the most famous carrier food of probiotics, the good
bacteria. Besides many benefits found in yogurt such as low fat and low
lactose source of calcium,
lactic acid bacteria including members of the Lactobacillus and
Bifidobacterium families. These bacteria are added to produce lactic
acid which gives yogurt its characteristic sour taste.
Benefits of Yogurt
Consumption of yogurt has been shown to have a wide range
of beneficial effects on human health. Make sure you provide these
health benefits of probiotics in yogurt for your family…
How To Add
Probiotics In Yogurt ?
Yogurt becomes a probiotic when the starter cultures used
to ferment milk into yogurt are allowed to continue to live in the
finished product. Traditionally, Lactobacillus bulgaricus and
Streptococcus thermophilus have been the cultures used in yoghurt
making. In recent years, some manufactures have added extra cultures
to yogurt during processing to enhance its probiotic properties. The
most often cultures added are Lactobacillus acidophilus,
Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus reuteri and Bifidobacterium
bifidum. These bacteria are considered to be probiotics because they
are able to survive through the stomach to the gastro-intestinal
How to Select and Store Yogurt ?
Check the ‘live
and actives cultures’ contain on the label.
Look for any of the
probiotics good bacteria on the ingredients list. Lactobaccilus
acidophilus is most common bacteria added to probiotics.
yogurt with live active cultures and added probiotics is actually the
best, as fruit-filled yogurt often contains excess sugar. If you want
to add fruit flavour to it, add fresh fruit to plain yoghurt and blend
it, rather than buy a fruit-flavour-yogurt from the grocery store.
non-pasteurized yogurt rather than pasteurized one. Some yogurt
manufacturers pasteurize their yogurt products, while others do not.
Although the aim of pasteurization is to kill any harmful bacteria, it
also kills the beneficial lactic acid bacteria in the yogurt, which
will reduce its health benefits.
expiration date of the yogurt to make sure that it is still fresh.
The expiration date should not be least than several weeks longer.
yogurts that have artificial colors, flavorings or sweeteners.
Look for yogurt
made from organic milk. It is becoming more widely available in an
array of sizes, flavors and varieties.
Store yogurt in the
refrigerator in its original container at min. below 4ºC for max.
Many Choices Of Yogurt
Yogurt is manufactured in more choices nowadays. Organic,
spoon-free, light, non-fat or low-fat, full fat and beverage-style
yogurt are few of the choices.
Low Fat Yogurt
Low fat yogurt is made from non- or low-fat milk. It is
relatively high in sugar, however, especially when laden with
Full Fat Yogurt
Full fat yogurt is most beneficial for children who require
a healthy proportion of good fats in their diet to support the
development of their brain. Soy yogurt and goat milk yogurt are also
available for the lactose intolerant.
Organic yogurt has a naturally sweet and creamy flavor that
can be enjoyed without adding sweeteners. Nutritious grains such as
oatmeal, rice, and quinoa make ideal accompaniments for organic yogurt.
Many Delicious Ways
To Serve Yogurt
Besides its healthy benefits, yogurt is also a delicious
food that most of people like. You can also make your own
for your entire family.
How to Make Yogurt
Equipment (make sure they are clean and dry):
Jar for fermentation
1 liter cow milk (choose good quality milk)
Heat up the milk up to 85 degree C
Keep stirring and reduce the fire, then wait for 3 minutes
Put aside and cool down milk until 45 degree C
Add culture starter and stir
Move the milk into the jar
And place the jar into yogurt maker for 5-7 hours
To make a thicker yogurt, add 3,5% skim approx. 15% to the milk
After the yogurt is ready, put in refrigerator
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How to Serve Yogurt
With many choices that are available in the market, you can
serve yogurt for snack, or add yogurt to your family breakfast menu
(have yogurt smoothies while having your whole wheat toast – healthy and
yummy !). Other yummy ways to serve yogurt :
For alternative, try to add yogurt in your breakfast…
Add yogurt beverage
in your oatmeal (to replace milk).
Add yogurt in
For you who love to cook, yogurt can be an alternative
ingredient to salads & soups,
& pudding or even main dishes.
If you are a yogurt lover like me, this book is a must-have in your
collection; a 'bible' for you who wants to serve healthy probiotics in
yogurt for the entire family :
The Book of Yogurt
by Sonia Uvezian
...unhesitatingly recommended as literally being the best, the
very best, in its subject area available to the public today. --
The Midwest Book Review
Sonia Uvezian is an expert on yogurt. . . . The recipes are
splendid.. .. If you love yogurt, this is a book for you. If you
hate yogurt, this book will convert you. -- Chicago Sun-Times
All courses and cuisines are covered in this solid, basic book
outlining the many uses of yogurt. -- Booklist
Yogurt for weight loss diet? Yes, one
of the many benefits of probiotics is to help weight loss program. Seek more
information in these resources...
The Yogurt Diet
by Ana Luque
Probiotics is a new buzzword emerging from the world of natural
health and now making its way into the mainstream. The word
itself literally means "for life," and refers to the friendly
bacteria that live in the human body which, as you will learn in
The Yogurt Diet, are absolutely necessary not only for
ideal weight, but also for optimal health.
Find out how probiotics can support healthy
weight loss program in this article :
Good Bacteria: The Secret of A Successful Weight Loss
It is not a secret that good bacteria or
probiotics has many healthy benefits for human being and animals. It is also
common that weight loss is a very difficult thing to achieve for most of us.
But how does good bacteria have any relation with weight loss ?...Read
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